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This page contains an extensive list of venues that have digital collections. Venues that have select items in the public domain include universities, libraries, museums, and other repositories. . Not all holdings by each institution are in the public domain. You are still responsible to verify the copyright status of anything in the collections.

Ad*Access - (Non-commercial use OK with attribution) This is Duke University's Digital Repository . It contains over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories , dated between 1911 and 1955. Copyright and Citation

Afghanistan Digital Library (CC0 1.0) The project is collecting, cataloging, digitizing, and making available over the Internet as many Afghan publications from the period 1871–1930 as it is possible to identify and locate.

Alabama Mosaic - (content can be used for instruction and personal research - request permission for other uses) An electronically accessible repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. FAQ, Copyright & Usage

Alabama State University LWLC Digital Collections - Collections include historic photographs, university documents, yearbooks, and other special materials contributed to the library. And the content covers the university history, civil rights movement and more. Policies and Procedures

Alaska's Digital Archives (each Library has it own terms, see each library for Copyright details) - A wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state.

Alexandria Digital Research Library - The Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL) is UC Santa Barbara Library’s home for collections of digital research materials, including images, text, streamed media, and numeric and spatial data. Collection Usage Guidelines

American Antiquarian Society - aims to collect one example of everything printed in what was once British North America before the year 1877 (and a few collections extend through 1900), as well as select manuscripts. Obtaining Digital Images

American Centuries: History and Art from New England - features approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library.

American Heritage Center Digital Collections -The AHC makes digital versions of collections accessible for educational and research purposes only. Please read about Copyright and Archival Collections for more information.

American Library Association Archives Digital Collections - The ALA Archives makes digital versions of collections accessible for educational and research purposes only. Copyright Policies and Disclaimers

American Memory from the Library of Congress - provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. Legal

American Museum of Natural History Digital Special Collections - (Academic use only - request permission for other uses) Provides access to collections of digitized archival photographic images, art and memorabilia images and Rare Book Collection illustrations.

AMS Historica Digital collection - is the collection of ancient and valuable works by AlmaDL, the digital library of Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna.

Antique Pattern Library (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) - This is an outstanding collection of scanned craft pattern publications that are in the public domain. There is so much here to see, it will take days.

Aozora Bunko - Japanese collection of digitized books with no copyright.

Arabic Collections Online (CC0 1.0) - A publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Providing digital access to 6,673 volumes across 4346 subjects.

ARCA - (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 ES) An open access portal that includes closed periodicals that have been representative in Catalan culture and society.

Archives of Maryland Online "Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain." When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

Arizona Archives Online - The mission of AAO is to provide free public access to descriptions of archival collections, preserved and made accessible by Arizona repositories, including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums.

Arizona Memory Project - provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Digital Library - includes a catalog of images, narrative, and scientific nomenclature of plants, animals, minerals, and biotic communities of the Sonoran Desert region. This constantly expanding catalog currently features 22963 images!

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records - A division of the Arizona Secretary of State (link is external), the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records' branches are Archives and Records Management, State Library of Arizona, Library Development, Arizona Talking Book Library and the Arizona Capitol Museum.

Arkansas Documents Digital Collections - Digital Collections currently contain the following: Arkansas Documents, Arkansas Proclamations and Executive Orders, Arkansas Rules and Regulations, Legislative Audit Reports, Medicaid Rules and Regulations, and Acts of Arkansas.

Auburn University Digital Library - AU's purpose is to develop accessible digital collections of materials that support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students, and that, in turn, further the mission of Auburn University.

Austrian Literature Online - a digital library with more than 15.000 documents from the 11. Century up to the present. Books, journals, newspapers, manuscripts, theses and scientific essays are available in digitized form or as PDF.

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library | Columbia University Libraries - Copyright & Permissions

Avalon Project - - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy at Yale's Lillian Goldman Law Library Copyright Guidance & License

Barnard Digital Collections - (CC0 1.0) This site features Archives and Special Collections, including digitized photographs, yearbooks, and newspapers, with more added to the site every day. Barnard Digital Collections metadata records are released under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication and can be freely reproduced

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - With nearly 2 million digitized works, the Bavarian State Library has the largest digital database of all German libraries.

Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections - In general, materials from the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections are considered to be in the public domain (PD) if they were created on or before the year 1923. In those cases, the materials may be said to have no known copyright restrictions, so users are free to utilize them in whatever ways they wish. It is up to the user to determine the copyright status of any and all items in the collection. Digital Collections Rights

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. Permissions & Copyright

Belarus Shelves - Wikipedia says this is the oldest and largest Belorussian electronic library , incorporated in 1996.

Bentley Historical Library Catalogs and Databases - Michigan Daily Photographers

Bethel University Digital Library - collects, preserves, and facilitates the discovery of the Bethel community’s scholarship, history, and culture.

Biodiversity Heritage Library - improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Licensing and Copyright

Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections - created to preserve and make available the local history of Birmingham and the surrounding area.

BNDigital (CC BY-SA 3.0) - The National Digital Library is part of the National Library Foundation, and provides documents in the public domain or with permission.

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources - Read newspapers, journals, electronic books, and more without leaving your computer. BPL - Special Collections

Bowdoin College Museum of Art - All images made available online by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art may be used freely for study. However, the publication or commercial distribution of images must be cleared by the Museum unless clearly identified as being in the Public Domain. Copyright, Terms and Conditions

Brigham Young University Library Collections - (BYU) is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Brooklyn Museum - (CC BY 3.0) Some rights reserved. Use of text and images in which Brooklyn Museum holds the copyright is permitted, with attribution, under the terms and conditions of a Creative Commons License. - This resource will also be posted in the Artwork section.

Brown University Library Collections - Copyright and Fair Use

Butler University Friesner Herbarium Digital Collection - currently contains more than 20,000 images of plant specimens, collected through out Indiana. It includes fern, orchid, and sunflower specimens along with plants in the bean, buttercup, figwort, mint, mustard, rose, lily, pink, carrot, and forget-me-not families.

California Digital Library (Internet Archive) - supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. California Digital Library (Home Site)

California Digital Newspaper Collection - A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present. Reproduction

California Heritage Collection - online archive of more than 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library. Copyright

Calisphere - a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 900,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting. Terms of Use and Copyright Information

Carleton College Digital Collections - Gould Library

Carnegie Mellon Digital Collections - projects range from archival, primary source materials to searchable digital versions of secondary resources . Close to 2 million pages of resources, providing 24/7 access to thousands of researchers. Image & multimedia copyright

Center for Research Libraries Digital Collections - "Pivot" to Open Access

Central Michigan University's Digital Collections - CMU's Digital Collections offer free access to Michigan newspapers, CMU scholarly works and history, historical publications, and more.​​ Copyright and Fair Use

Central University Libraries Digital Collections - includes the online digital collections from the five Central University Libraries Digital Rights Management - SMU

Century Past Free Online Library - (CC0 1.0) A Library from the 1920s, of books in the public domain.

Colorado State University Archives and Special Collections -

Columbia University Libraries Digital Collections - a gateway to digital reproductions and descriptions of photographs, posters, drawings, objects, ephemera, and manuscripts as well as other archival material from Columbia's rare and special collections. As of December 2016 the DLC repository platform publishes ca. 233,000 unique images and documents. Copyright & Permissions for Online Exhibitions & Digital Collections

Congressional and Political Research Center - created in 1999 with the goal of providing access to holdings of U.S. Congressional collections, papers of Mississippi legislators and other state officers, and local political materials. Materials cover topics including agriculture, race, political issues, state and national legislature, and the economy.

Connecticut State Library Digital Collections - Our digital collections feature materials from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the Connecticut State Archives.

Cornell University Library Catalog - Cornell digital collections. Copyright and intellectual property | Guidelines for Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Corning Museum of Glass Digital Collection - Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Denison Digital Collections - Access & Use Policy

Denver Public Library - Western History/Genealogy Digital Collections. Conditions and Image Permissions

DePaul University Library Digital Collections - Digitized books, manuscripts, images, maps and other materials held by the University Library. The contents of the Digital Library are freely available for all to use for instruction, research, individual study and scholarship.

Digital by Dartmouth - Collections range from medieval manuscripts to a Dr. Seuss glossary to 1950s films documenting life at Dartmouth. These collections have been digitized for class or faculty use, by librarian request, or to support worldwide academic research. The Dartmouth College Digital Library Program provides these collections, in full, online. Copyright Information

Digital Commonwealth - Access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other historical items that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts. Copyright & Terms of Use

Digital Hemeroteca - aims to build a digital library of newspapers and magazines fallen into the public domain

Digital Himalaya (University of Cambridge) - (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region.

Digital library for Dutch literature - This site is in Dutch, but can be easily translated by those who are interested. copyright

Digital Library of Appalachia - provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.

Digital Library of the Caribbean - A cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. Permissions

Digital Library of Georgia - a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.Using Materials from the DLG

Digital Maine - Maine State Documents and Archives Services. Terms of Services

Digital Public Library of America (CC BY 3.0) - The DPLA empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Digital Scriptorium (cc0 1.0) Many different organizations come together to form this collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Support by The University of California Berkeley Library

Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Digitized historic photographs, advertisements, texts & more. Note: Some material may not be in the public domain. Copyright of certain materials may be owned by Duke University, by another institution, or by an individual. Each collection may have specific copyright information and usage rules.

Eastern North Carolina Digital Library - Collection contains 399 fiction and non-fiction volumes, 150+ museum artifacts, maps and educational material pertaining to the history of the 41 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

e-rara (CC0 1.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0) the platform for digitized rare books from Swiss libraries Terms of Use

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Digital Archive - Collections include images of photographs, postcards, cartoons and documents representing people, places and things in and around Evansville, Indiana. General Copyright Statement

Everglades Digital Library a service of the Digital Collections Center at Florida International University Libraries in Miami, Florida. The scope of their collections include scientific and technical reports, natural history writings, educational and interpretive materials, data sets, maps, photos, and a directory of other Internet sites relating to the greater Everglades.

Florida International University (FIU) Digital Collection Center - The FIU DCC's mission is to build online collections of enduring value for the university and broader user community by identifying, digitizing, and preserving information resources of scholarly, educational, and civic interest. Collections focus on local and regional materials of historical, scientific, cultural, and educational importance. Terms of Use

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum - Access to the FDR Library's digital collections.

Freer and Sackler Galleries - The Smithsonian's Museum of Asian Art. Images can be used for all non-commercial purposes.

French Revolution Digital Archive - A collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France Terms of use for sites – Stanford University

Genetics Home Reference | National Library of Medicine - The following illustrations were created for Genetics Home Reference. They are in the public domain, which means they may be freely copied and distributed. You should copy and use this content in accordance with NLM Copyright Information and our Terms and Conditions of Use.

George Eastman Museum - More than a quarter of a million objects from the photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections are now searchable, and more of the museum's vast holdings will be added on an ongoing basis. Terms of Use

Georgia State University Library Digital Collections - Some of the material in our digital collections includes a Creative Commons license. For Creative Commons licensed materials, you have permission to use the item in whatever way the license terms permit. For uses other than those granted in the license, you must obtain permission. Copyright, Privacy, Rights, and Permissions

Georgia Tech Library - The Georgia Tech Library enables people to explore the past and create the next by bringing together inspirational spaces, curated content, expert guidance, and scholarly communities. eResource Policies

Getty Publications Virtual Library - Offers a wide variety of books about art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities. The collection also includes a variety of publications. Terms of Use/Copyright

Gleeson Library University of San Francisco Digital Collections Copyright at the University of San Francisco

Goethe Universitat University Library Digital Collections - Collections include botanical magazines, Frankfurt and rare prints, manuscripts, Judaica, music & theater, to name a few. Policies

Gould Library | Carleton College Digital, Archival, and Special Collections Copyright Information

Hamilton Public Library Local History & Archives (CC BY-NC 2.5 CA) - Use of Images and they have a Flickr page

Hamilton College's Special Collections | Digital Collections -Copyright Guidelines

HathiTrust Digital Library - HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. This guide explains HathiTrust and its benefits to the Pitt community, as well as providing many resources in regards to searching, downloading, researching, the collections themselves, and more. See also: Access and Use Policies

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) - Emphasis on manuscripts in endangered or remote locations. Safely archives digital data, catalogs digitized manuscripts, and makes both manuscript images and cataloging available through online tools.

Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection | National Agricultural Library - "This digital collection of historical and current nutrition education and dietary guidance publications of the U.S. government is the first ever to provide permanent, comprehensive access to this valuable content. " Web Policies and Important Links

Historical Society of Washington DC - Catalog Searches for Archives, Photos , Books, Pamphlets, Objects & Artwork

Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections - Online access to over 32,750 images from 73 photographic collections. Use of the Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections are expressly allowed for non-commercial, personal, or research use only. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond what is allowed by fair use will require the written permission of copyright owners. more...

Hollis Images - Harvard Library's dedicated image catalog. It includes content from archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard University. Access to the catalog is open to the general public. What's In HOLLIS+

Hoover Institution Digital Collections - Contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, texts, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. Some 44,000 in the public domain

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Catalog of the Public Domain Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute

Indianapolis Museum of Art Collections - Image Resources info on personal and commercial use, credit line and copyright info.

Indiana Historical Society Digital Images - Here you'll find more than 65,000 digital images that are available for research, with more added every week.

Indiana Memory - Currently, Indiana Memory aggregates over 350,000 items in 284 collections.

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne - An array of images, documents, video, music and data, collected and organized by Walter E. Helmke Library, (IPFW). Reproduction and Use Information

INFOMIMET - Public Domain Databases containing sources for the mining, mineral and metallurgical sectors in the context of sustainable development. There are 668 databases in the public domain on this site.

INHA Library Digitized Collections - The INHA (Institut national d'histoire de l'art) digital library provides online access to documents from the ENSBA, BCMN and INHA collections Legal Notice & Open Licence pdf

Iowa Digital Library - features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners.

Iowa State University Library Digital Collections - works and collections from the Iowa State University Library include photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, books, and audiovisual formats. Online Exhibits, Digital Repository, Open Educational Resources

Jacksonville State University Digital Collections - access and search various collections, including University yearbooks, historical photographs, old newspapers, oral histories, and much more.

JoCoHistory - Explore more than 40,000 historical photographs documenting the people, places and organizations of Johnson County, Kansas from the 19th century to the present! Terms of Use

Kansas City Public Library - Missouri Valley Special Collections Use & Reproductions

Kansas Memory - Primary sources online from the Kansas Historical Society. Frequently Asked Questions

Kentucky Digital Library - online access to the wealth of special collections materials held by Kentucky academic libraries. see: Disclaimer

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands. Digital resources, databases, catalogs and websites selected by the KB. Conditions of use

K-State Libraries digital collections of resources ranging from books and newspapers to photographs and historical documents. Public Domain

KU Digital Collections | Libraries - point of connection for digital projects and collections including digital research, online journals, scholarly publishing, and image collections that are freely available; a few are only available to current KU employees and students.

Lantern - : Search, Visualize & Explore the Media History Digital Library Copyright

Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections provide access to historical collections that encompass rare books, manuscripts, and the Lehigh University archives. Digital Library Conditions of Use

Library and Archives Canada - (LAC) preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Canada and includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents. Access to and Use of Documents

Library of Congress - The largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Legal

Library of Ukrainian Art - A comprehensive source of information on the history of Ukrainian art on the Internet. The site has collected biographies of over 250 artists, and this section is constantly replenished. Texts, illustrative materials and books published on the website Library of Ukrainian Art can be used by individuals only with active hyperlink to the Library – i.e. Library of Ukrainian Art.

Logan Public Library Digital Collection - Te Logan Public Library has spent considerable amount of time collecting images related to the architectural landscape of the city over time. We are proud to offer a collection of some of these photographs combined with other materials related to the history of Logan, Utah.

Los Angeles Public Library - The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. – Los Angeles Public Library Mission Statement.

Maine Memory Network - Maine's online history museum, a project of the Maine Historical Society. Policies

Marriott Library - The University of Utah Collections hub. Copyright Overview and Resources

Maryland State Archives - Historical Photographs of Maryland.

McLean Museum & Art Gallery (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) - Online Collections

McMaster University Library Digital Collections - Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing | Peace and War in the 20th Century | World War, 1939-1945, German Concentration Camps and Prisons Collection | Digital Russell | Copyright

Media History Digital Library - featuring millions of pages of books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.

Memory of the Netherlands - an image bank with paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, stamps, posters and newspaper clippings from over one hundred Dutch museums, archives and libraries .

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries Digital Collections Copyright | Terms and Conditions/Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michiana Memory - This collection of books, photographs, pamphlets, and documents tell the story of the Michiana area, including St. Joseph County, Indiana, and neighboring counties. "Unless otherwise noted, the materials in are in the public domain. The images are posted publicly for nonprofit uses, excluding printed publication" copyright information

Michigan State University Libraries - From the site, "The Digital and Multimedia Center makes special items from the library available online. We believe that all of the works in this digital collection are in the public domain, and not restricted by copyright"Copyright Permissions

Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library - This is the first Virtual Library with works of Literature, History, Sciences, etc., for free

Minnesota Reflections - a database of 54,955 digitized original materials from 190 historical societies, libraries, archives, and cultural organizations across Minnesota shared by cultural heritage organizations located across our state. The resources found on this site support research for scholars, educators, students, and the public. Policies

Mississippi State University Libraries Digital Collections -

MLibrary Digital Collections (CC BY 4.0) - M currently has 282 Digital Collections including books, images, and text collections in several subjects

Monroe Library at Loyola University - Research | Digital Archives - Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - "Collections Online has information on over 500,000 artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa’s collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from our curators."- Copyright and terms of use

National Agriculture Library Digital Collections - National Agriculture Library Digital Collections. Web Policies and Important Links

National Assembly Library for the English site or 국회도서관 for the Korean site. The library collects resources for supporting legislative activities, and provides them not only to the MPs and the related officials but also to the public.

National Digital Library of Chile brings together all the services and digital collections of the National Library of Chile

National Library of Ireland Digital Collections - In addition to providing digital access to physical material NLI subscribe to electronic resources to provide readers with free access to a rich variety of digital content. National Library of Ireland on The Commons | Flickr -"The Library's images within The Commons have no known copyright restrictions; this means that the National Library of Ireland is not aware of any current copyright restrictions on the photographs, usually because the Library owns the copyright or the term of copyright has expired."

National Library of Australia - ensures that national resources of significance relating to Australia and the Australian people are collected, preserved and made accessible Copyright for this website

National Library of France - The Bibliothèque nationale de France collects, preserves and makes known the national documentary heritage.

National Library of Korea for English, or 메인 | 국립중앙도서관 for the Korean site. A comprehensive and treasured repository of intellectual and informational resources of the Republic of Korea. Digitized Materials | Digital Collection | Other Library Resources

National Library of New Zealand Collections - Explore the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library Collections. Copyright and privacy

National Library of Spain Collections (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) - The BNE is the state's top librarian institution; Its mission is to collect and preserve the Bibliographic Heritage of Spain. Use of reproductions

National Science Digital Library Curated Collections (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) - provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.

Natural and Cultural Resources - This site has 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts and other primary materials from the collections of the State Archives, State Library and several of other institutions available online in one place.

North Carolina State University Libraries Digital Collections & Publications - the gateway to knowledge for the NCSU community and partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future. Copyright & Disclaimer

New Orleans Public Library - The Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection includes thousands of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and born-digital images from individual photographers and New Orleans municipal government agencies.

New York State Archives' Digital Collections - provides access to photographs, textual records, artifacts, government documents, manuscripts, and other materials. Copyright

New York State Library Digital Collections - Copyright and Use Statement

New Mexico State Library Digital Collections

New Mexico State University Library

OHIO University Libraries Digital Archives

Omaha Public Library Digital Collections - The images in the digital collections are displayed online as low-resolution jpg images, which members of the public are welcome to use as is (giving credit to Omaha Public Library). High-resolution TIFF images can be purchased. Digital Image Policy

Online Archive of California - Provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. Terms of Use

Open Collections | OpenGLAM (CC BY 3.0) - This site brings together collections from around the world that provide digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions.

Open Library - The Open Library project began in November 2007 and has well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources we can.

Oregon Historical Society Digital Collections - A vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Copyright, Access, and Use

Oviatt Library Digital Collections - feature historically significant documents, photographs, oral histories, artistic works and exhibit materials selected from the Oviatt Special Collections and Archives. From the site "Copyright. The items in our Digital Collections are made available for educational purposes. Commercial use of works that are not in the public domain is strictly prohibited by law without prior written consent from the copyright holder(s). The responsibility for the use of these materials rests exclusively with the user. "

Pepperdine Digital Collections - Special collections and archival material including Rare books, photographs, films, yearbooks, newspapers, and thematic and biographical collections of all types Digital Collections Copyright

Perseus Digital Library - covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Perseus Copyrights

Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives (CC0 1.0) and other. Works of the U.S. Government that have been produced by the National Archives and Records Administration are in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. These works are available for worldwide use and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal license. Note: It is possible that some items are not CC0 for whatever reason (donation etc) so please be aware of copyrights that may appear...

Princeton University Library - Rare Books and Special Collections. Be sure to become familiar with their Copyright page before using any info.

Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. The Project Gutenberg License See also Project Gutenberg Australia and Project Gutenberg Canada

Purdue e-Archives - Copyright Basics & other resources

Queensland Museum (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 AU) - a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. Copyright

Recollection Wisconsin (CC BY 4.0) - Historical resources from Wisconsin communities, including photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and more. Terms of Use

Reed College Library Visual Resources Center - The collection consists of over half a million volumes and subscribes to more than 10,000 journals, many of which are available electronically. The library is a depository for U.S. government publications and maintains special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. The Instructional Media Center (IMC) houses the library's collection of audio visual materials, the language lab, and music listening facilities. Copyright

Saint Louis University Libraries Digital Collections - Thousands of photographs including archival documents, yearbooks and SLU course catalogs - Electronic Reserves Policies and Procedures

Science & Society Picture Library - Representing the visual collections of the Science Museum, National Science and Media Museum, Railway Museum and Museum of Science & Industry Terms

SCU Digital Collections - Browse material digitized from among the holdings of Archives & Special Collections at Santa Clara University. Openly Accessible Materials - Copyright Compliance Guidelines for E-Reserves and Online Course Materials

Smith Digital Collections | Smith College Libraries - Collections feature images, audio, video, and text from multiple repositories and platforms. Access to some of the Smith Digital Collections is limited to the Smith College community because of copyright and licensing restrictions. Copyright Policies

Smithsonian Digital Library - The digital library contains books online, collections, and exhibitions. Books online sections has over 7,000 rare books, journals, and manuscripts in many categories. Copyright and reuse

Stabi Hamburg Digitized Holdings (CC BY-SA 4.0) Terms of Use

Stony Brook University Libraries Digital Collections - (CC BY-NC 4.0) Except where otherwise noted.

The Andy Warhol Museum - the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. Legal Notice | Photo Policy

The Arkansas Digital Ark-ives - digitized documents, visuals, maps, broadsides, pamphlets, and three-dimensional objects significant to Arkansas history and culture, from the holdings of the Arkansas State Archives.

The Art Institute of Chicago - access to over 95,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of their encyclopedic collection. Terms and Conditions

The British Library - Terms of use See also: The British Library on Flickr

The European Library - Designed to meet the needs of the research community worldwide, our online portal offers quick and easy access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries. Terms of Service

The Fitzwilliam Museum Online Resources (Materials & Images CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) (Data sets excluding images CC BY-SA 3.0) (Metadata CC0 1.0) Website Terms of Use

The Frick Digital Collections - The collections include photo archive images and documentation, book materials, Frick Collection images, and archival documents. Copyright and Terms

The Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections - (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) an outstanding resource for the study of art, design, architecture and art education.

The Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collections - Copyright Information

The International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University Internet Archive

The Kurdish Digital Library (BNK) - This library contains over 10,000 monographs about the Kurds, in 25 languages, several tens of thousands of published documents, collections of reviews and newspapers, photographs, videos, post cards and posters, as well as audio archives and music recordings. Legal Information

The National Archives - Online Collection Open Government Licence

The National Library of Poland - Central library of the state and one of the most important cultural institutions in Poland. Its mission is to protect national heritage preserved in the form of handwritten, printed, electronic, recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

The New York Public Library's Digital Collections - Explore 719,162 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. Terms & Conditions

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - one of the nation’s oldest and largest collections containing nearly 9 million items.

The Royal Library - Det Kongelige Bibliotek Collections Copyright and use of copies

The University of Adelaide - Rare Books & Special Collections Overview of public domain and creative commons materials

The University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections - Established in November 1999 to create research quality digital collections of texts, images, and audio materials and make these collections available to scholars throughout the world. Copyright and Use

The University of Sydney Library Digital collections (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU) Creative Commons

The University of Texas Arlington Libraries (CC BY-NC 4.0)

The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art - Policy on digital images of collections / Object Usage

The Women's Library LSE Digital Library - A journey through the personal, political and economic struggles that have symbolized women's battle for equality over the past 500 years, through a broad range of materials in LSE Library and The Women's Library @ LSE. Check here

The Woodworks Library | Evenfall Studios - A unique collection of over 200 complete books on woodworking and associated trades and crafts in the public domain in the United States.

Toronto Public Library - Digital Archive includes rare historical pictures, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and digitized books from our Special Collections and other library collections for research, study and discovery. Copyright & Licenses

Trove (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU) brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small. Terms of use

Tulsa City-County Library Digital Collections - Access to digital collections relating to the history, culture, industry, geography, people, government, education, and development of Tulsa and Oklahoma. The collection currently represents resources in a variety of formats including photographs, maps, texts, postcards, and interviews. Copyright Guidelines

UB Heidelberg: Digital Library - access to the electronic full-text offer of the Heidelberg University Library. - Creative Commons

UCLA Library Digital Collections Copyright

UNC Chapel Hill Libraries Digital Collections - emphasize North Carolina and the American South. Creative Commons Licenses

University at Buffalo Libraries Digital Collections - Alphabetical List of Collections - The Libraries offer distinct collections that cover such diverse subject areas as African American studies, American literature, architecture, biology, medicine, music, psychology and UB history. All of the Libraries’ digital collections provide centralized access to UB’s diverse inventory of legacy and teaching collections for purposes of instruction, scholarship and archival preservation. Policies and Copyrights | Copyright & Fair Use

University of Arizona Libraries Digital Collections - alphabetical list of digital collections | Best practices for image use

University of Arkansas Digital Collections - University of Arkansas Libraries Digital Collections facilitate the discovery of and access to a variety of digital materials related to the University and to Arkansas and its history, culture, environment, and people.

University of Florida Digital Collection - hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections, containing over 12 million pages, covering over 78 thousand subjects - Permissions

University of Houston Digital Library - A comprehensive digital library, which provides for our students, faculty, and the greater community a rich and exciting environment for the discovery of digital resources and knowledge. Copyright

University of Leicester Special Collections (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK) and (CC BY-NC 2.0 UK) - Free access to digital resources from the David Wilson Library, including My Leicestershire History, Manufacturing Pasts, Historical Directories and other material from our collections of rare books and archives.

University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections - includes rare and unique images, documents, and oral histories from our archives, special collections, and other campus units.

University of Idaho Library Collections - Digital Initiatives - works to preserve and make accessible collections from the library, the University of Idaho, and the State of Idaho via its digitization, database, and digital archiving services. Open Access, Scholarly Communication, and Copyright

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections Take-Down Policy

University of Miami Digital Collections - access to primary source materials and unique items , including the Cuban Heritage Collection, Special Collections, and the University Archives, as well as distinctive collections. - Copyright

University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Collections - Local and Reusable (Creative Commons type) Image Collections Guide

University of Missouri Libraries - home of the University of Missouri's unique digital collections. Inside the MU Digital Library, you will find books, maps, newspapers, posters, photographs, and videos. Policies

University of Nevada, Reno Digital Collections

University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library - Home to materials from UNT's research, creative, and scholarly activities, and serves as a centralized repository for the rich collections held by UNT's libraries, colleges, schools, and departments. Policies

University of South California Libraries Digital Collections - USC Digital Library offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings. Copyright, Access, & Use

University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Digital Collections (CC BY-NC 4.0) - This site features materials drawn from the wealth and diversity of items held by the Libraries, exhibits of collaborations with UTA faculty and students, and representative images from several collections located at the University of Texas Libraries Special Collections. Libraries Copyright Statement

University of Texas at San Antonio Digital Collections - A growing collection of rare books, personal papers, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind primary resources. UTSA Use of Copyrighted Materials

University of Texas (HRC) Photography Collections Database - This links to the alphabetical list of collections. . Materials Use Policy

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections - features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. UW Copyright Connection : Managing Rights : Licensing

University of Wollongong Library Digital Collections - Showcases unique digital content from the University of Wollongong and surrounding Illawarra region. Copyright Data and Licencing

UNLV Digital Collections - Rights and Permissions | Use, copyright, and attribution

UNR Library Digital Collections and more Resources

UO Libraries Digital Collections - Over 60 digital collections from University of Oregon Libraries and Oregon State Libraries & Press

USFWS National Digital Library - a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video, most of which are in the public domain. Those not in the public domain are intended for personal, private use.

U.S. National Library of Medicine, free online repository of biomedical resources including books, still images, videos, and maps. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. Copyright Information

Utah Department of Heritage and Arts - Access images from Fine Arts, Folk Arts, and Public Art Collections. See also, State history photo collection, history publications, the Utah American Indian digital archive, Utah government publications online, and the Utah State History Research Catalog.

UWM Libraries Digital Collections - About Copyright and the UWM Libraries’ Digital Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum Collections - The world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. T Terms of Use

Villanova Digital Library - Villanova University's Digital Library initiative assembles, presents, and preserves digital collections that support the teaching and research of the campus and the global community of scholars.

Virginia Memory: Online Photo Collections (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) - more than 240,000 prints, photographs, postcards, posters and ephemera. Policies and Guidelines

Virginia Tech Libraries Collections (CC BY 4.0)

Wabash Valley Visions and Voices - A focus on the Wabash Valley region in west central Indiana and east central Illinois. The digital collection contains artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, texts, yearbooks, maps, oral histories, and other audio/video files. Reproduction and Usage

Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections - Collections bring unique, important, or institutionally relevant content to Wayne State University’s academic community and to the larger world. Over 50,000 images and texts celebrate Detroit's contributions to the arts, fashion, history, architecture, interior design, medicine, and more.

Wellcome Library | Digital collections (CC BY 4.0) Except where otherwise noted. Digitized materials are released under a variety of Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution and Public Domain licenses.

West Virginia University Libraries Digital Collections - ? need to locate tos or policy info

Wisconsin Historical Society Collections - An extraordinary range of artifacts and information about American history, from the remote archaeological past to current events. North American genealogy and Wisconsin history are particular collection strengths.

Wolne Lektury Internet library (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) - a free online library open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It archives books, including set readings recommended by the Ministry of National Education which have already fallen in the public domain.

World Digital Library - A project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of (UNESCO) to make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

WorldImages (CC BY-NC 2.5) - provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. Conditions of Use

Yale University Library Digital Collections

Zoological Museum Collection – UW Digital Collections - Images, text, or other content downloaded from the collection may be freely used for non-profit educational and research purposes, or any other use falling within the purview of “Fair Use“.